Aligarh Muslim University Alumni to celebrate Sir Syed Day with Congressman Ro Khanna as Chief Guest on December 16th in Bay Area
Foster City, CA – The Alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), one of the oldest and famous seats of learning in India, will celebrate Founder’s Day on December 16th, which is the 200th or bicentennial birth celebrations of AMU founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.
AMUAA’s annual founder’s day popularly known as ‘Sir Syed Day’ is celebrated by AMU alumni every year in the memory of AMU founder and his Aligarh Movement. At these events AMUAA has raised funds for scholarships to meritorious and needy students to enable them in achieving their educational goals. Over the years hundreds of students have benefited from the scholarship program of AMUAA/AEEF.
Congressman Ro Khanna will deliver the keynote address as the chief guest on the bicentennial birth celebrations.
On this occasion AMU alumni in California are organizing the 20th Annual International Mushaira, along with dinner, on December 16th at India community center in Milpitas at 6:00 pm.
Featured guest poets include Basir Kazmi (England), Aqeel Nomani (India), Rajesh Reddy (India), and Ambareen Haseeb “Amber” (Pakistan) in addition other selected poets of Bay area will also participate in this Mushaira. AMUAA’s annual Mushairas are well recognized and widely acclaimed as the most sophisticated and popular in North America and attract almost 300-400 people.
The audience is quite diverse, it includes many leaders of the community, Educationists, Philanthropists, Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, and admirers of Urdu poetry in the Bay Area.
AMU Alumni Association of northern California consisting of the alumni of Aligarh Muslim University and its friends and supporters of the Aligarh movement was founded in 1996 as a secular, non-partisan, non-political organization serving the Educational, Social, Literary and Cultural needs of the Community. An important element of the AMU Alumni Association of Northern California is its scholarship program.
AMUAA aims to keep alive Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s dream of ensuring equality for all and particularly the underprivileged through education, and by organizing events to highlight AMU’s role in creating a modern India.
More information can be obtained either at the association’s website (www.amualumni.org) or by calling (650) 212-2544